Sunday, 25 August 2019

Business

UK tourism hits record

LONDON: The number of overseas visitors to the UK topped four million in July for the first time, official figures show. Travellers to the UK spent £2.75bn on their visits, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said, another record. The figures also show the number of visits abroad by UK ...

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Uber loses its license to operate in London

LONDON: In a huge blow to Uber in the UK London’s transport regulator has rejected its application to renew its license to operate in the city. In a statement today TfL said it has concluded that Uber is “not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence”. “TfL’s ...

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UK Broadband giants warned to improve or lose customers

Some of the UK’s biggest broadband providers have ranked the poorest for customer service failings such as poor speeds and connection dropouts. TalkTalk scored the lowest across the industry for the fifth time running with a customer satisfaction score of 40% in the biannual Which? survey. Sky’s broadband service suffered ...

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Qatar Airways launches double beds in business class

The world’s first double beds in business class will take the passenger experience “to a new level” on flights from London to Doha, an airline has claimed. Qatar Airways customers in adjoining seats can create their own double bed by removing privacy panels on a daily Boeing 777 service from ...

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Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced late Wednesday night that it is spending $1.1 billion to hire a team of engineers from the smartphone business of the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC in a bid to bring more hardware expertise to its own mobile technology operations. HTC said many of its estimated 2,000 ...

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Business Sprint back in merger talks with T-Mobile

PARIS: After getting nowhere with the cable giants, Sprint is in merger talks with T-Mobile in an attempt to collect $40 billion in estimated synergies. The telecom carriers reportedly agree that T-Mobile’s controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom would emerge the majority owner. Sprint has also accepted that T-Mobile CEO John Legere ...

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Google Hit With Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO: Google, which is already under federal investigation over claims of unfair pay practices, has been sued by three former employees who allege that the company pays women less than men for similar work. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco by Kelly ...

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Amazon sends accidental gift email to shoppers due to glitch

WASHINGTON: A technical glitch caused Amazon.com Inc to email some of its customers erroneously that they had received a gift, the company said on Tuesday. The email displayed an image of a crawling infant and told shoppers they had received a present from their baby registry. A number of recipients, ...

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Lancashire man scoops a million in EuroMillions draw

LANCASHIRE man scoops a million in EuroMillions draw, EuroMillions win Digital reporter Email Published: Tuesday 19 September 2017 A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr. A from West Lancashire, has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket. The lucky man scooped the life-changing prize of £1,000,000 in the ...

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Number of UK workers on zero-hours contracts falls

LONDON: The number of people on zero-hours contracts in their main job has fallen slightly, according to the latest official figures. Between April and June 2017, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that 883,000 people were on contracts that do not guarantee work. This is 2.2% lower than the ...

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